Colin Kaepernick's agent issues press release to dispel 'false narratives'
The agent for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has gone on the offensive to dispel what he calls "false narratives" that could be keeping NFL teams from signing his client.
Jeff Nalley, sent out a two-page press release Thursday in which he says he's reached out to all 32 NFL clubs since Kaepernick began his controversial protest of kneeling during the national anthem in 2016. Nalley says he's received "little or no response from teams about an opportunity for Colin."
In February, Kaepernick and former 49ers teammate Eric Reid reached an agreement on a collusion grievance they had filed against the NFL. Reid later signed a three-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.
Reid, whose Twitter page features a photo of him with Kaepernick in matching T-shirts that say "I Know My Rights," expressed his support in a tweet Thursday:
"Don't believe the lies being told about my brother .@Kaepernick7."
It's been nearly three years since Kaepernick, now 31, has set foot on an NFL playing field. But despite a rash of quarterback injuries hitting teams this season, he remains unemployed.
In the press release, Nalley points out that Kaepernick has never demanded a specific salary from an NFL team in order to sign, and that he "has the same skill set as many of the young mobile quarterbacks flourishing in the NFL right now."
Kaepernick played six seasons with the 49ers, leading them to two NFC championship games and Super Bowl XLVII, which they lost to the Baltimore Ravens. He has 13 career rushing touchdowns, 72 TD passes and 30 interceptions.
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